Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

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The Use of ICF in Physiotherapy Management for Patient with Ischemic Stroke: A Case Study

Background: Globally, CVA is the most common cause of disability and death. Approximately 5.5 million people are killed by stroke each year. Stroke is the ‘third’ leading causes of death in Bangladesh. Physiotherapy management is evidence-based treatment approach that has short-term and long-term effect on functional outcome in patients with CVA. The ICF play an important role in functioning and health for patient with stroke.
Aim: The aim of this study is to find out outcome of physiotherapy management by implementing ICF for patient with stroke. Method: A case-based study was conducted. The problem was found by implementing International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Results: The patient responds well in physiotherapy treatment. After receiving physiotherapy, it was found that improved muscle strength than previous, abolished shoulder pain, improved active movement of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle, improves balance and reduced tonicity.
Conclusion: The ICF core set reflects the importance of impairments, limitation and activity participation with environmental factors for stroke patients. After receiving physiotherapy management improved the patient’s functional status.

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